All things considered, the Asus ZenWatch (Wi500Q) is a pretty impressive smartwatch. We really appreciate the high-end materials like stainless steel and leather, which make the smartwatch look more respectable and less like a hightech gadget. We also like the additional features which allow the user to remotely trigger a smartphone camera or control a Powerpoint presentation running on a PC.
The IP certification certainly could be a more stringent one: as is, swimming is unfortunately out of the question. We'd also would like a brightness sensor and better display readability in direct sunlight. Asus should include additional sensors as well. Athletes can probably find watches which are better suited to their needs.
Despite the shortcomings, Asus' foray into the realm of smartwatches is a a successful one thanks to the upscale looks and the functionality offered by current version of Android Wear. At the time of our review, availability of the ZenWatch is unfortunately still limited.